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Seoul, Maekyung to Jointly Host Asia’s Largest Tech Event in Sept


Asia’s biggest startup extravaganza to promote up-and-coming enterprises will be held in Seoul in September under the joint sponsorship of the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Maekyung Media Group. 

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon and Chang Dae-whan, chairman of South Korea’s largest business media Maekyung Media Group, signed a memorandum of understanding last week to jointly launch the tech event dubbed “Try Everything.” 

The convention would be held on Sept. 16-18 at Jangchung Arena and Shilla Hotel in central Seoul, together with Maekyung Media Group’s annual World Knowledge Forum. 

The hosts expect the conference to be Asia’s premier gathering for startups, similar to the TechCrunch Disrupt in the U.S., Slush in Finland and VivaTech in France. 

The three-day event will feature 40 lectures, competitions and seminars, along with 80 promotional booths, 30 exhibition booths and 20 meet-up booths. It is expected to bring together 400 startups, large companies, investors and venture capital firms. 

“The Try Everything conference will catapult Seoul to become a leading startup hub in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Park.


 By Yoon Won-sup and Kim Hyo-jin

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